HOLLIE Hughes is tired of people who "wouldn't know one end of a header from the other" dictating policy to country people.
The former Moree resident is all but locked in to become a Liberal Senator, after being voted to lead the party's NSW ticket.
While she's recently relocated to Sydney - due in part to family reasons, along with the drought severely impacting her husband's agriculture business - she still plans to be a voice for regional Australia.
"To sit and hear of the latte-left inner-Sydney elite saying what we should be doing in the country, especially around water, is extremely frustrating," Mrs Hughes said.
"Particularly, when they have never been on a country property or derived income from the agriculture section."
In the metro areas, she said many were still ignorant to the ongoing realities of the drought and its many impacts.
"For example, if a family is forced to leave town, that in turn could make the school lose a teacher due to few students - they have no understanding of that," Mrs Hughes said.
"That's why it's important to have people with lived experience in regional areas on the national stage."
Mrs Hughes is also a passionate disability support advocate, and has been personally involved with the sector for the past seven years.
"It's the biggest socio-economic reform since Medicare, so getting it right is going to take a lot of work," she said.
"I'd like to be a part of that process, to give the country's most vulnerable people the best opportunities to live a full life."